Four hundred and eighty male prisoners and 500 male staff from 7 Scottish prisons took part in a study assessing perception of risk and attitudes towards HIVIAIDS.
Prison staff were found to perceive prison as a higher-risk environment for HIVIAIDS than outside prison, whereas prisoners perceived the opposite.
Prisoners perceived less personal risk of HIVIAIDS inside prison than staff.
Staff and prisoner concern towards HIVIAIDS was greater than perceived risk of HIVIAIDS, and concern was found to be associated with a number of demographic variables, whereas perceived risk was less influenced by such variables.
These findings suggest that the process of risk perception may operate on more than one level.
Factor analysis of attitudes towards HIVIAIDS produced four factors for both staff and prisoners : Interacting with people with HIVIAIDS'Social control of HIVIAIDS'HIVIAIDS prevention for high-risk groups'and'Response to HIVIAIDS high-risk behaviour'For both staff and prisoners, greater concern and perceived risk towards HIVIAIDS was associated with a lower tolerance for interacting with people with HIVIAIDS and more support for strict social control measures against people with HIVIAIDS.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Perception sociale, Attitude, Prise risque, Facteur risque, Milieu carcéral, Ecosse, Etude comparative, Homme, Personnel carcéral, Prisonnier, Virose, Infection, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Social perception, Attitude, Risk taking, Risk factor, Carceral environment, Scotland, Comparative study, Human, Viral disease, Infection, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0285420
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.